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Name: BRITISH TRADER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/09/1896
Completed: 10/1896
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 717
Dimensions: 3424grt, 2171nrt, 350.0 x 45.1 x 25.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 64 x 45ins), 304nhp
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 106817
History:
10/1896 British Shipowners Co Ltd, Liverpool
1906 AE Stelp, Reval; renamed SOTRUDNIK
1908 Russian East Asiatic Steamship Co Ltd, St Petersburg; renamed RUBONIA
23/07/1915 Sank
Comments: 23/07/1915: Captured & scuttled by U-Boat U36, 120 miles NW of Kirkwall
On a voyage from Cardiff to Arkhangelsk with a cargo of coal


Jarrow Express, Friday, 02/10/1896